Virtual Private Network Implementation Examples
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Virtual private network implementation examples
This section describes how common VPN scenarios are configured for a fictional company by using computers running Windows Server 2003 operating systems. While your network configuration may be different than those described here, you can apply the basic concepts.
Electronic, Inc. is an electronics design and manufacturing company with a main corporate campus in New York and branch offices and distribution business partners throughout the United States. Electronic, Inc. has implemented a VPN solution by using computers running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, that connect remote access users, branch offices, and business partners.
The VPN server at the corporate office provides both remote access and router-to-router PPTP and L2TP/IPSec VPN connections and the routing of packets to intranet and Internet locations. For more information, see Common configuration for the VPN server.
Based on the common configuration of the VPN server, the following virtual private network scenarios are described:
Remote access for employees
On-Demand Branch Office
Persistent Branch Office
Extranet for Business Partners
Dial-up and VPNs with RADIUS
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person or event is intended or should be inferred.